once you hit macros, where to put extra cals?
- 12-26-2012, 10:33 AM
Not going to go around and beat a dead horse, I believe everyone has already pointed out that your workout is an overkill. I will, though, just point out one thing: if/when you change your workout to a more, let's say, "standard" workout, don't forget to also decrease the amount of calories you eat a little, as you will not be burning as much as you used to while doing 150 reps for chest.
More is not always better when it comes to workout. 5x5 is a basic, easy, well rounded and very effective training method and would already reduce your workload a ton. Hell, my best gains ever were doing Doggcrapp training on the 4 day a week split, which meant that somedays I would only perform 3 exercises (quad, hammy and calf) and it was by far the most satisfying and short workout I've ever had and also had me doing my best gains ever.Androhard + Andromass Log
- 12-26-2012, 10:28 PM
- 12-27-2012, 12:56 AM
12-27-2012, 08:03 AM
I'm glad you are taking advice but please take all of it. The devil is in the details so to speak. When I mentioned these various training methodologies, the suggestion was to read the why behind the what from the authors of each. Really get in to the theories behind the templates and understand them in their appropriate context for the sake of knowledge. Then select one program and complete it before moving to the next goal.
I will say that what you are doing now, although technically incorrect and you should listen to rodja, is better than what you had been doing. And remember, even if you stick with your modified routine, you will see progress. But as mentioned, just slinging weights around and eating will cause muscle and strength growth, maximizing your potential through proper application is better, however.
Just a rhetorical questions to think about, but Wendler and West are both very, very, very accomplished athletes and coaches. What makes you feel experienced enough to modify what they have laid their reputations and careers on the line to create? Both programs are solid yet they are seperate programs. Just like diets take advantage of various metabolic pathways and can look night and day different but get similar results, so do training templates.
Westside is an advanced strength program. I mentioned I started with a 5x5, later moved to westside and with that base on to bodybuilding. If you like Wendler, do his 5/3/1 and do it alone until you "graduate", then tackle West as strength appears to be your goal at this stage. After that, assuming you do it all correctly, your strength levels will be such that if you move on to bodybuilding routines you will be repping serious weight and with the proper nutrition you will get legitamitely hyooooge.
More is better at the gym but only in its right time. Be patient, grasshoppa.
12-27-2012, 08:10 AM
I like muscle and strength though. Good website overall.
12-27-2012, 09:13 PM
i think im on trty cuz of getting really sick and was like 100lbs in the hospital a few years ago and my entire body jsut shut down....although part of me does think overexercise had a large play into that :-(
12-27-2012, 09:25 PM
Think about taking a knife and skinning your arm. The smart thing (other than not doing it, but follow the logic) would be to let it heal. You wouldn't dig in to the cut again and then a third time. You certainly wouldn't start over with the same the following day. Well, inside your body, when you tear your muscles, they need to heal too. Pick the scab all the time and they never will.
Regarding TRT, regardless of what caused it, at this point just do what the doctor tells you. He has a track on your "pulse" and knows all the details. What's done is done, but as another poster mentioned, don't keep doing the same destructive things. Some people say that is the definition of crazy!
Also, a common mantra is that you don't grow in the gym, you grow while you sleep. Meaning exercise may be the stimulus to growth but recovery is the key. You aren't letting yourself recover, or weren't. If you like Wendler, do his program and do it alone, the way he wrote it. Give it time and watch your lifts increase, your body recover better and your training and overall health levels improve.
If you start getting fat, cut back on the food, don't increase the training. Not in your case anyways!
12-27-2012, 10:52 PM
once again i appreciate all the help and insight thanks everyone....tomorrow is def an off day listenin to my body, jsut didint feel right today
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